Robert M. Harper (J.D.) of Garden City, NY, was honored by Farrell Fritz, P.C. for his work in chairing the membership benefits and services committee ... Jennifer Newman (B.A.) of Baldwin, NY, and Matthew Brooks (B.B.A.) of Cherry Hill, NJ, happily announce their engagement. A fall 2011 wedding is being planned ... David Riviere (B.S.) of Manhattan, NY, spent 10 days in Haiti where he volunteered at a hospital that took in many injured victims from the January 12, 2010, earthquake ... Stephanie Bushey (Ph.D.) of Melville, NY, has been named vice president for institutional research and assessment at Hofstra University ... Michael Fedun (B.B.A.) of East Quogue, NY, has been elected to the board of trustees for the nonprofit company Partnership in Philanthropy. He is senior auditor at Sobel & Company in Livingston, New Jersey ... Lawrence Keigwin (B.A.) of New York, NY, is the choreographer of the returning Broadway hit Rent ... Kenneth Pelczar (B.A.) of Calverton, NY, has joined Ventana, in New York City. Mr. Pelczar is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including a New York Emmy Award nomination, two Edward R Murrow regional awards for investigative and hard news reporting, two Associated Press awards, three Press Club awards, and a deadline award from the Society of Professional Journalists ... Christopher Vaccaro (B.A.) of Holtsville, NY, is set to release his fifth book, Hofstra Athletics, in January 2012. The book captures nearly 200 images of student-athletes, coaches, administrators, facilities and many other aspects of the Hofstra athletics community.